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I completed C25K Week 1 Day 1 (1.71 miles), in 18:32, pace 10:52 min/mile, with @RunDouble http://rndb.co/A7Ul

Only a victory because I actually finished all the run segments without stopping. Long way to go.
1.71 miles in 18:32, speed 5.52 mph
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Every runner has their own rhythm and once your body finds it, everything will come together. Until then, you'll notice a lot of variance in your pace (providing you're running the same route). Jessica is spot on when she talks about slowing down until your body becomes accustomed to this, it's too easy to get injured at this stage of the game. The other thing that people tend to do is rush through the program and not take the rest their bodies need between runs. You might feel fine, but that's when your body/muscles are repairing themselves. Best wishes!
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Christi Helene

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Doing the 10 k program to get more distance and speed
March Ruck then a 5k
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Was really sick for a week but I banged it out 
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Great job! Everyone seems to be sick.. ugh
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Hi, I am Christi, I tried the C25K before, and made it through week 7 , but got too cold and I stopped.  Just completed week 2.  
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Hi +Christi Helene, welcome aboard and best of luck!

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Check out this new race series.  Look forward to a soft run on a golf course followed by dinner from local restaurants...Coming soon!
#IHICBA   #run   #golf   #speedgolf   #5K  
I'm always looking for a cool, new race to run. Theme runs are becoming the thing to do. We, runners, really enjoy a challenge with our friends and family. We like to get fit and have fun! That's when I came across the future in racing: LinksRun. These runs take place on a golf course!
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Iain McSpuddles

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What are your thoughts on compression tights? Do you use them? How do they help you?
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I ran in the tights a while back but they were too warm. I'll bring them out for cold weather though as I did like the feeling of support/stability they gave.
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D Torres
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I just realized I just missed my 2 year run-iversary! I've been doing this for 2 years! Who would have thought (certainly not me!)? 4/25/13 was my very first run, I couldn't even finish the 60 second intervals and now I'm running 3.5 -4 miles! 
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Great job! Time really does fly...
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Week two day one wasnt nearly as bad as what I was expecting. 
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That's great! One more day down.. Before you know it, it'll be week 5 and you will be amazed at how much you can do.
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Unofficial G+ Community site for C25K a great beginner running program that will help you reach a goal of finishing your first (or next) 5K. Details on the program can be found here: http://www.c25k.com/ Another great resource and community would be reddit: http://reddit.com/r/c25k
 
Hello all, I am brand new here today.

I don't know if it was the warning from the doctor that he will have to put me on more medication soon, or the scale showing the highest number I have ever seen today, but it is time to do something. I just downloaded the app today, and will be shopping for some shoes this evening.

I haven't bought running shoes or really done any running in about 15 years. Any suggestions?
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+David Johnson​ I still don't run much, I alternate walk 5 min, run 2 for the 3 miles. I'll increase when I'm ready, but I'm not racing anyone and I want to do this long term and enjoy it most of the time. I would like to add strength training stops into it, when I stop & do 10 push ups or squats. I'm not sure when I will, part of me thinks when I can run the whole 3 mi. But really, there's no reason to wait. I don't think I'm anywhere near running the whole thing.
I ran when I was younger too, only one 10k, not every Friday. I remember how strong I felt, it's a feeling. 
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Christi Helene

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Doing the 10k program till o get enough distance and speed 
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They snuck in some extra time in here this last day. Went well
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Richard Harding

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Ran Couch to 5K, week 3 day 3 today. Felt fatigued, though. Could not go very fast. Guess I need to get some rest. :|
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Trying to go too fast, too soon is the most common mistake, it's also the leading factor in injuries. Take your time, condition your mind and your body, stretch afterwards when your muscles are warm as a way to recover faster, stay hydrated and listen to your body.
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Christine Strang
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“We must learn to walk before we can run.” It’s a famous phrase that highlights the importance of mastering a more basic skill before moving on to the next level. While these sentiments are often c…
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Richard Harding

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I just started couch to 5k yesterday and I think I'm gonna love it. I have been trying to start running for about 15 - 20 years but I never was able to progress too far without becoming discouraged and wracked with pain. A few years ago I took up cycling and found it to be less painful, but I still have always wanted to run. I looked into the Couch to 5k program a few months ago but it didn't really click with me until I found a Couch to 5k app for my Pebble watch. Now when I run, it just buzzes my wrist each time I'm supposed to switch from walking to running or vice versa. It just makes everything simpler and easier. I'm really excited about this program!
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Good luck! Remember, take it slow, and listen to your body... don't be afraid of repeating days/weeks if you don't feel you're ready to move on.
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Heidi Anne Morris

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Just started today! Just got back from first session and managed not to give up :) Inspired by Ryan +Ryan Prince ♥ thank you Ryan :D 

Picture not from today but represent the conditions! Took my chunky monkey dog Ruben with me too :) I think he had a good time 
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+Tim Meushaw lol 😁 thanks Tim 
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Tim Meushaw
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Need some extra motivation? Here are some tips from Runners World. And good news, just by being in this community, you've already got #1 covered!
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Thanks! I certainly do need the motivation... LOL I have to start a schedule of non morning runs... 
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Jessica Jameson

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Another 1.62 miles this morning. My legs are looking forward to having the weekend off. Calves and shins hurt today!

What's everyone else doing  today?
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Or according to google I can use a rolling pin! I'll try that since I already have one.
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Jessica Jameson

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How many miles did everyone run in March 2015?

I only started the 24th but was able to get 7.38 miles. Crazy how quickly they add up.
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It's exciting how they change :)
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